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UFC 106 Sells 6,631 Tickets, WEC 44 Pushes 1,132

UFC 106 on Nov. 21 raked in $3,003,250 in ticket sales at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, while WEC 44 on Nov. 18 drew a live gate of $131,200 at the nearby Pearl at the Palms.

UFC 106 made its three-plus million-dollar gate by selling 6,631 tickets, but the event was not a sell-out for the rematch event for former light heavyweight champions Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin. The UFC gave away 3,898 tickets valued at $2,331,250 and left 223 tickets unsold.

WEC 44, headlined by a featherweight championship bout between Mike Brown and Jose Aldo, sold 1,132 tickets out of 2,142 tickets made available. 713 tickets were papered and 297 were left unsold.

Notes: The last time the WEC was in Vegas was at WEC 42 on Aug. 9 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and that show sold 1,640 tickets out of 2,082 for a live gate of $175,835 ... When Ortiz first fought Griffin on April 15, 2006, 13,060 tickets were sold for the Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim, Calif. for a live gate of $2,191,450.

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